Case-law Database

The FRA Case-law Database provides a compilation of Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) case law with direct references to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

It also contains a selection of national case law with direct references to the Charter from all EU Member States.

The data include a formal reference to the decisions, judgments and opinions, an abstract in English, excerpts of the paragraphs where the Charter is quoted, and if available a link to the full text document.

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CJEU Joined cases C-585/18, C-624/1/ and C-625/18 / Opinion

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Sąd Najwyższy (Poland) lodged on 20 September 2018 — A. K. v Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa
27/06/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Poland

Key facts of the case:

The present cases, like the problems which I considered in my Opinions in Commission...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU Case C-619/18 / Jugdment

European Commission v Poland
24/06/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

By its application, the European Commission requests that the Court declare that, first, by lowering the retirement age of the judges appointed to the Sąd Najwyższy (Supreme Court, Poland) and by applying that measure to the judges in post appointed...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU C-619/18 / Opinion

European Commission v Poland
11/04/2019
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
Poland

Key facts of the case:

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Article 258 TFEU — Article 7 TEU — Rule of law — Article 19(1) TEU — Principle of effective judicial protection — Principles of independence and irremovability of judges — Charter of Fundamental...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Poland / Supreme Administrative Court / II OSK 1346/16

S.E. v. Consul of Poland in R.
19/08/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

The applicant  submitted a motion for a Schengen visa in order to visit his wife and son who were Polish nationals. That application was refused by the consul. Mr El Hassani submitted a request for review to the same consul who, again refused to...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Poland / Supreme Court / III UZP 4/18

Polish Security Insurance Institution (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych, ZUS) v. D.Ś.
02/08/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

D.Ś. was self-employed and ran a wedding fashion salon. In 2010-2011 he was employed in Slovakia and he filed to Slovak social insurance institution a motion to verify which law is applicable. The institution decided that he does not have to pay...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Poland / Supreme Administrative Court / II OSK 1084/18

L. S. v. Chief of the Foreigners’ Office (Szef Urzędu do Spraw Cudzoziemców)
27/07/2018
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

Internal Security Agency applied to voivodeship governor to withdraw the L.S.’s long-term residence permission. The voivodeship governor withrew the permission and the Chief of Foreigners’ Officer upheld the decision. Decision was based on...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Poland / Appellate Court / II AKz 160/17

Case of O.T.
24/05/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

The applicant O.T. was found guilty of a crime of robbery and sentenced by the court in the United Kingdom. The Regional Court in Poland found it admissible to execute a part of O.T’s sentence in Poland. O.T. appealed...

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Poland / Administrative Court / IV SA/GI 1129/16

P.P. v local self-government authority
24/04/2017
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case: 

The applicant P.P. submitted a motion to the local self-government authority for the “500+” social benefit. This benefit is dedicated to families who have at least two children. The Act...

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CJEU C‐119/15 / Judgment

Biuro podróży 'Partner' Sp. z o.o, Sp. komandytowa w Dąbrowie Górniczej v. Prezes Urzędu Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów
21/12/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case:

(References for a preliminary ruling — Directive 93/13/EEC — Directive 2009/22/EC — Consumer protection — Erga omnes effect of unfair terms entered in a public register — Financial penalty imposed on a seller or supplier having used a term held to...

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